Its clear that obesity is a leading cause of increase medical costs that is a real burden on our economy. Our industry was paying for the majority of these medical costs and clearly something has to be done, since American industry can no longer pay the bill because of international competition. Obesity is caused by these 3 additives or poisons being used in our food chain. 1. Aspartame is used in diet soft drinks as a sugar substitute but is an excitotoxin which means it kills brain cells and also influences the brain to eat more. 2. Mono sodium glutamate is also an excitotoxin and is found in most can foods, prepared foods and even salad dressings. 3. Frutose or corn syrup is a chemical which leads to obesity. As a country we need to eliminate these from our diet but money is the reason for its existence. We need to inform citizens to stop buying products with these chemicals. This is akin to the Romans who drank wine from lead cups and you know the ending of that story.